BOOK BEGINNINGS ON FRIDAYSThank you for joining me for Book Beginnings on Fridays! Share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. You can also share from a book you want to highlight, even if you are not reading it right now.
One minute it was Ohio winter, with doors closed, windows locked, the panes blind with frost, icicles fringing every roof, children skiing on slopes, housewives lumbering like great black bears in their furs along the icy streets.
Do you read sci-fi? I don't, as a general rule. But there are a few sci-fi classics lurking on my TBR shelves. The Martian Chronicles is one of them. Have you read it?
This is the year I finish my Classic Club list. The Classics Club invites readers to create their own list of 50 "classic books" (defined for the project as any book older than 50 years that has some lasting literary merit) and read them all in five years. I'm on track to wrap up my first Classics Club list by December 31, 2023. I am already of thinking of what books to include on my second Classics Club list and The Martian Chronicles would be a good pick.
The Friday 56, a natural tie in with Book Beginnings. The idea is to share a two-sentence teaser from page 56 of your book, or 56% of the way through an e-book or audiobook. Freda at Freda's Voice is taking a break from hosting her weekly blog event, but many people are still posting Friday 56 teasers. Please visit her Freda’s Voice blog even if there currently is no place to link your post.
He wondered where the people had gone, and what they had been, and who their kings were, and how they had died. And he wondered, quietly aloud, how they had built this city to last the ages through, and had they ever come to Earth?